Franc D’Ambrosio, famed as “the world’s longest-running Phantom,” brings the stage to life in his inimitable style at the Conn Center on the Campus of Lee University on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Single tickets for this event will be available at the door for $25, $10 for students.
Season tickets for Bradley Concerts’ 2014-2015 series are now available. Subscription packages for the five-concert lineup are $60; however, a 10 percent “early-bird” discount will be offered through April 7. For more information, call 473-1114 or 715-5662.
Best known for his decade-long appearance in lead role of the Tony Award-winning musical “The Phantom of the Opera,” Mr. D’Ambrosio also performed the Academy Award-winning theme song “Speak Softly Love” as the opera singing son of Michael Corleone in “Godfather III.” He studied under the late Luciano Pavarotti, was picked by Barry Manilow to play the male lead in the pre-Broadway tour of “Copacabana” and earned two Grammy considerations for “Best Male Vocalist” (1999) and “Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album” (2005). Other notable appearances include Dorothy Hamill’s “Broadway on Ice” and “Miss Saigon” with the Louisiana Lyric Opera. Mr. D’Ambrosio is also an active educator, delivering master classes and lectures around the world, including the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (Spoleto, Italy), the Julliard School and American Academy of Dramatic Arts (New York).
Bradley Concerts (previously known as “Cleveland-Bradley Concert Association”) has been presenting internationally acclaimed artists since 1958. This all-volunteer nonprofit organization is committed to enriching the cultural life of the Cleveland-Bradley area through live performances. Thanks to the generosity of patrons and sponsors, these concerts can be offered at affordable, family friendly prices, said officials.